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Can we have an Opinion deletion reason?

Answers are supposed to provide references, or at least arguments supporting their view. However, with some low quality posts like the one below, the issue is that someone just provides some statement ...
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Is a dark mode for this site realistically possible and desirable, and can we in any way support its introduction?

Dark mode was introduced to StackOverflow about a year ago (blog post), but as of now, it still isn't available on our site (or any other site as far as I know). Back then, it was stated that For now,...
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Should we make the recommendation tags throw a warning or error?

A while back there was a revamp of the ask page which introduced a lot more per site customization. Of relevance here is that we can have the page react to tags: Tag-related error messages and ...
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Should we add a definition of a good answer to the tour?

New users often post uncomplete/chatty answers. Here's a typical comment to such an answer: Welcome to the site! Please take the tour when you get the chance. It's important to note that we're not a ...
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Get the SE system to enforce system tags [duplicate]

I'm new here, but I've already picked up that Standard Policy is to tag questions with the system that you're playing in, and that the vast majority of questions can be closed a "Lacking details&...
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Why there is no notification for getting a downvote?

While a positive reputation increase (received upvote, accepted answer, association bonus...) is immediately notified, why a negative score is not notified at all? If you receive some upvotes and some ...
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Review actions performed outside of the Review Queue should contribute towards earning badges

Based on this screenshot of the review queue history: It doesn't appear that review efforts performed outside of the queue contribute towards a player earning the applicable badge. I know that I had ...
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Can/should we include the system tag requirement in our tour?

I may be missing something, but right now, other than by reading this meta, newcomers won't know they should be tagging their system. We have some suggestions on how to address it (Can our tag-prompt ...
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Can the system tag policy be stated to askers in advance?

Whenever I do something for the first time, I read the instructions. I spend time to understand the rules and try to follow them in good faith. Yet after having spent this effort, if I am later get ...
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Can we get a new question close reason for this new policy? [duplicate]

Based on the most highly upvoted answer to Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy, it's pretty clear that this policy is here to stay. One of the things I hate about how the ...
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Can we get back the orange quote formatting?

I've just noticed today that the quote box is not orange, but grey instead. And it's less noticeable. It seems dull. At these times we need to color our world with hope. Can we get back the old ...
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Should we be able to retract answer downvotes after a question is reopened? [duplicate]

in this question, the querent didn't originally attach a system, and someone answered before the question was closed. I downvoted the answer because we didn't have the appropriate information. ...
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Spam user report

I am reporting this spammer: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/users/61952/tonyzega Their about me is just spam for their product. Please do delete the user, and do not support that company that it is ...
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Theme of mobile site needs a bit of polish

I really like the theme of desktop site: The mobile site, on the other hand. Well, it is clean, and exceptionally generic shade of blue and gray: Would it be possible to, perhaps, just fix the color ...
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Can we add a "please tag your system" on-hold message? [duplicate]

This question has a common problem where a new user is unfamiliar with the requirement to tag questions with the correct rules system (e.g. dnd-5e). The question was put on hold, but with the generic "...
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Escape key doesn't clear direct reply bubble while suspended

(not sure if bug or not) I recently had a 30 minute suspension. You can still be replied to while suspended, which pops up a little orange bubble-counter. Under normal use, you can press escape ...
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Is it possible to create a tag referral?

A recently added tag was created with the UK English spelling flavour. Many US English speakers may have trouble finding or be hesitant to use this tag. Is it possible to create a tag that refers to ...
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Can we get an annual survey?

I just took the 2019 Developer Survey for Stack Overflow, and I was thinking it would be cool to get similar information for the RPG.se community. Some potential questions: What RPGs have you played ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and "more meaningful"?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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Stack Devs: Please let us show longer answers in the Tour page

The tour page presents a sample of the kinds of Q&A we might see on this site. Moderators can pick what shows up there from a very limited list of questions, with a preview of how it will show up ...
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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?

As the title says: I've noticed over the past month or so that a lot of new users tend to accept questions after only a couple of hours. I know that it isn't mandatory for users to wait 24h to ...
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Can the main theme picture of the site be changed?

I haven't been on this website for a while but i could say i've been here for about a year and i noticed the picture of the Dragon fighting some people. I've been looking at it for a year and it kinda ...
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

As I brought up in the comments of this question, it would be great if it were possible to somehow have a specified tag always be listed first on a post, or if certain special tags (in RPG.SE's case, ...
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Should we give a reason why we are downvoting an answer [duplicate]

I was wondering if we should have a small dialog box which is opened when you wish to downvote a question or answer, I feel that if people put in the reasoning for the downvote the community will have ...
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Notification of edits on questions you answered

Is there a way to get notified when a question you have answered gets edited? Edits sometimes change the wording or meaning of the main question and a previously posted answer can seem badly worded or ...
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Removing downvotes?

So this question is currently being looked at for various reasons, but I note the following (I assume Mod) comment: Hey, guys, voting to close and downvoting don't have to go hand-in-hand. VTC as ...
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

D&D editions sometimes colloquially go by their edition number alone, and people sometimes enter just the edition for a tag. We've had to burninate the 5e tag a few times. I'd like the following ...
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Downvoting first questions - can we be more welcoming?

I feel as though I've seen a lot of new-member questions that are (not that surprisingly) less than amazing, and therefore get close votes. I think that's pretty logical, and usually the close votes ...
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Can we make the locked question default messages more clear?

In a recently locked post it came to my attention that the comment proceeding the Locked banner was unclear in a way. This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. ...
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Should/can we change the Duplicate notification?

Currently, the duplicate notification says This question already has an answer here: and links to the "original" question. I find this, at least, misleading, considering we close questions as ...
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Is there any way to fix the Help Center "Scope" page?

Compared to the other PHB races, where does Mousemen homebrew race stands, in terms of balance? has been closed as off-topic. The only stated reason for close, is 'because "Evaluate my Homebrew" are ...
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Can there be a bracketed locked after locked questions like with on hold and closed questions?

While a question that's on hold or closed is indicated in brackets in the general list of questions, a question that's locked isn't. (For example, at the time of this writing, this question.) Is ...
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Why are Questions marked as ON HOLD allowed to have an answer chosen?

If the community has marked a Question as On Hold (for whatever reason), it seems odd that the Stack system can allow the Querent to choose an answer. Basically, if the question isn't stack ready yet,...
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How to deal with the suppression of minority answers inherent in the system?

This question drew my attention to the method used for minority opinions in questions that don't have a clear cut answer. While I understand the democratic approach to answers, what seems to happen in ...
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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?

We get questions every day that need to be put on hold while we wait for a new querent to specify what game/edition they're playing. As of this writing I've seen three so far today--they get quickly ...
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Update the Bounty auto-award information to clarify your own answers are ineligible

The rules for the bounties make it clear that you cannot award your own answer. However it makes no reference to the automatic rewarding of half the amount to the highest scoring answer. After the ...
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Add [feat] as a synonym for [feats]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [feat] but the tag [feats] already exist. Did you meant to use [feats]? Or something to that ...
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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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Add tag warnings for [rules-as-written] and [dungeons-and-dragons]

Back in Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say? we came to a general agremeent on a couple of tag warnings for the site. This post is a feature request directed to ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

A lot of the times we close a question for being unclear, it's because it's missing a system tag. I would guess that's the case for over half of our closed-as-unclear questions. With this in mind, ...
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Could we rework/reword the "unclear what is asked" closure reason?

Often questions are closed/set on hold with the reason that it is unclear what is asked. In almost all of those cases I come across I'm more or less certain that's not the real reason because it is ...
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Differentiate between close reasons in terms of required votes when displaying close-voters

I agreed with SevenSidedDie's Argument, that the question What does thieves' cant sound like? is off-topic because it asks for the sound of an existing language/slang and thus belongs to another ...
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Could the Stack automatically post a ping-back comment on referenced Questions?

I think it would be useful for questions to have links to any meta-discussions about them. This is inspired by The Oracle, which posts new meta questions to Chat. Could the site automatically post a ...
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Why isn't there a tag for Fighting Fantasy?

I was going to edit this question by adding a tag for Fighting Fantasy, because I noticed that he had missed it, but then I found out that there isn't a tag for it. That seems odd, given that Fighting ...
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When a linked duplicate question has dozens of answers we should be able to link to a specific one

When we mark a question as a duplicate and they are only 75% similar, there is a chance that the answers to the linked questions are not always applicable and thus useless for the questioner. ...
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Can we have smallcaps?

So, fake smallcaps are bad, and SE doesn't have real ones. Do we want real ones? I assume the increased page lag would be comparable to the overhead increase we got when we implemented MathJax (or ...
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Could something be done to prevent correcting British English to American English? [duplicate]

As far as I can see, the problem of changing British English to American English and vice versa is continuously happening. Some people don't care at all, others feel slightly irritated and some even ...
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Words that shall not be used… [duplicate]

Base off the extended discussion on this question. I used the word idiot which as the definition shows is "formal". I, mistakenly, believed that this would be fine. It apparently was with a large ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

I've recently learned that d4, 8, 10, 12, and 20 interface well with screen readers, but that the d6 reads as "bullets." Presumably, that's the interpretation given to pips. Can we change the d6 to ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Quoting the official description of downvoting priveledge: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps ...
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